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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 12, 2014 to Saturday, June 14, 2014

Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,504,000
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06/14/14 09:57:48 PM PST
 
Alex Bilokur Wins Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em ($398,567)
 

Alex Bilokur - 1st Place

Alex Bilokur turned into a poker freight train here at Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em, completely dominating heads-up play as he turned a nine-to-one chip deficit into $398,567 and his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Bilokur already sported a solid poker resume with nearly $3 million in tournament cashes, including taking down a PCA High Roller event in 2012. Now, the Russian has added the pinnacle of poker tournament accomplishments to that list of successes.

We began the day with 10 players, quickly saying goodbye to Dan Shak after he ran his aces into Chino Rheem's set. Rheem held the chip lead as the official final table began.

We saw short stacks Barny Boatman and Richard Lyndaker bow out soon afterward, and Pratyush Buddiga got set over set by Ismael Bojang to bust in seventh. Todd Brunson then exited in sixth when he couldn't improve an open-ended straight draw and overcards against a smaller pair.

Rheem was unable to hang onto his chip lead, bleeding off chips until busting in fourth just after Ismael Bojang took fifth. Rheem flopped top two but sent his stack over to the bottom set of Matt O'Donnell on a     flop. It looked like that was going to be the pot of the tournament, as O'Donnell had his last two opponents covered multiple times over.

When O'Donnell ousted Alexander Venovski in third, it looked like heads-up play was a mere formality as O'Donnell had just over 4.3 million to Bilokur's just under 500,000. However, Bilokur completely took over the match with a small-ball style, continually limping buttons and inducing aggression from O'Donnell when Bilokur held superior hands. After just over 100 hands, he'd claimed the championship.

Thanks for tuning in to PokerNews' coverage of another championship event here at the 2014 WSOP.

06/14/14 09:30:18 PM PST
 
Matt O'Donnell Eliminated in 2nd Place ($246,310)
 

Matt O'Donnell runner up.

Hand #206: Matt O'Donnell made it 180,000 and Alex Bilokur called.

The flop came     and after a Bilokur check, O'Donnell pushed in with   .

Bilokur made the call with    and after the   turn, the   river made Bilokur a flush and the winner of the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship.

O'Donnell was forced to settle for second and $246,310.

06/14/14 09:25:49 PM PST
 
Hands #203-205
 

Hand #203: Alex Bilokur called and Matt O'Donnell raised to 150,000. Bilokur called and the flop fell    . They checked to the   turn and the   river. Bilokur showed ace-high and it was good.

Hand #204: Matt O'Donnell gave Alex Bilokur a walk.

Hand #205: Alex Bilokur called and Matt O'Donnell raised it up to 180,000. Bilokur folded.

06/14/14 09:19:41 PM PST
 
Bilokur Picks Off a Three-Barrel
 

Hand #196: Matt O'Donnell raised to 120,000, and Alex Bilokur called. O'Donnell bet 80,000 on the     flop and got called. A   fell on the turn, and O'Donnell bet 250,000. Bilokur quickly called, and a   completed the board. Bilokur check-called 450,000, and O'Donnell had    for ten-high. Bilokur had    and took the pot with his two pair.

Hand #197: O'Donnell raised to 150,000 after Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell won.

Hand #198: O'Donnell raised on the button and won.

Hand #199: The two saw a     flop for the minimum, and Bilokur won the pot with a bet.

Hand #200: Bilokur got a walk.

Hand #201: On a board of      , Bilokur won the pot with a river bet.

Hand #202: O'Donnell raised the button and got called. O'Donnell bet 250,000 on the      board and Bilokur called. On the   river, they both checked, and Bilokur had rivered trips with   .

06/14/14 09:04:55 PM PST
 
Level 27 started
 
Level: 27 Blinds: 30000/60000 Ante: 0
06/14/14 08:41:33 PM PST
 
Counts at Break
 
Alex Bilokur2,800,000700,000
Matt O'Donnell2,000,000-700,000
06/14/14 08:40:13 PM PST
 
Hands #189-195
 

Hand #189: Alex Bilokur called and Matt O'Donnell checked. The flop came    . Bilokur bet 75,000 and O'Donnell called. The turn was the   and both checked. They also checked the   river and O'Donnell showed    to take it

Hand #190: Matt O'Donnell gave Alex Bilokur a walk.

Hand #191: Alex Bilokur called and Matt O'Donnell checked. They checked the     flop and on the   turn Bilokur bet 75,000. O'Donnell raised to 225,00 and Bilokur called. The river came the  . O'Donnell checked, Bilokur bet 275,000 and O'Donnell folded.

Hand #192: Matt O'Donnell made it 125,000 and Alex Bilokur called. The flop came down     and was checked. The turn was the  . Bilokur bet 125,000 and O'Donnell raised to 450,000. Bilokur potted it and O'Donnell folded.

Hand #193: Alex Bilokur called and Matt O'Donnell checked. The flop fell     and was checked by both. The   turn brought a 75,000 bet from Bilokur that was called. The   on the river was checked down and    won the pot for O'Donnell.

Hand #194: Matt O'Donnell gives Alex Bilokur a walk.

Hand #195: Alex Bilokur called and Matt O'Donnell raised, making it 150,000. Bilokur called, the flop was     and they checked. The   turn saw O'Donnell bet 225,000 and Bilokur fold.

With that both players headed off on a 25-minute break.

06/14/14 08:26:47 PM PST
 
Hands #181-188
 

Hand #181: Alex Bilokur called, and Matt O'Donnell checked. Bilokur bet 100,000 on fourth street on a board of     , and O'Donnell called. O'Donnell bet out 250,000 on the   river, and Bilokur called. Both players held a deuce for a straight.

Hand #182: O'Donnell raised to 100,000 and won.

Hand #183: Bilokur limped and called 150,000 from O'Donnell. On the     flop, O'Donnell's continuation-bet won.

Hand #184: Bilokur got a walk.

Hand #185: Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell checked. O'Donnell check-raised to 250,000 on the     flop, and he took down the pot.

Hand #186: The two saw a     flop for the minimum, and O'Donnell bet 150,000 after Bilokur checked. Bilokur folded.

Hand #187: The two saw an     for the minimum, and Bilokur bet 75,000 and won.

Hand #188: Bilokur got a walk.

06/14/14 08:18:28 PM PST
 
Hands #174-180
 

Matt O'Donnell

Hand #174: Matt O'Donnell made it 100,000 and Alex Bilokur folded.

Hand #175: Alex Bilokur limped the small blind. Matt O'Donnell raised it up to 150,000 and got the call. The flop came     and O'Donnell bet 150,000. Bilokur folded.

Hand #176: Matt O'Donnell made it 100,000 and Alex Bilokur called. The flop came     and both checked. The   turn brought a 100,000-chip bet from Bilokur and a call from O'Donnell. The river was the  , both checked and Bilokur showed    to take it down.

Hand #177: Alex Bilokur called from the small blind and Matt O'Donnell made it 150,000. Bilokur called to see the     where O'Donnell made it 100,000. Bilokur folded.

Hand #178: Matt O'Donnell made it 100,000 and Alex Bilokur called. The flop was    . Bilokur checked and O'Donnell bet 75,000. Bilokur called to see the   turn where they both checked. The river was the   and it checked down. Bilokur showed    for a full house.

Hand #179: Alex Bilokur limped the small blind. Matt O'Donnell made it 150,000 and Bilokur folded.

Hand #180: Matt O'Donnell made it 100,000 and Alex Bilokur called. The flop was the    . Bilokur checked, O'Donnell bet 100,000 and Bilokur called. The turn was the   and after Bilokur checked again, O'Donnell bet 250,000 and Bilokur called. It was the   on the river and after they checked it down, Bilokur showed   . O'Donnell won the pot with   .

06/14/14 08:07:18 PM PST
 
Hands #166-173
 

Hand #166: Matt O'Donnell raised from the button and Alex Bilokur folded.

Hand #167: Bilokur limped, O'Donnell made it 150,000, and Bilokur called. Nothing happened on the flop, and O'Donnell bet 200,000 on the      flop and was called. A   finished the board, and O'Donnell checked. Bilokur bet 250,000, and O'Donnell called. Bilokur held    for trips.

Hand #168: Bilokur got a walk.

Hand #169: Bilokur limped before folding to an O'Donnell pot.

Hand #170: O'Donnell raised to 100,000 and got called. On the     flop, he bet 150,000. Again, Bilokur called. After a   hit, two checks followed. A   arrived on the river, and Bilokur bet 250,000. O'Donnell let it go.

Hand #171: Bilokur limped in and called 150,000. O'Donnell bet 150,000 on the     flop, and a   turned. The players checked, and an   hit. O'Donnell checked, Bilokur bet 400,000, and O'Donnell folded.

Hand #172: O'Donnell raised to 100,000 and was called. On the     flop, they both checked. An   turned, and Bilokur bet 100,000 and O'Donnell called. A   arrived on the river, and both players checked. Bilokur showed    for top pair.

Hand #173: Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell checked. The board was      on fourth street, and O'Donnell bet 75,000. Bilokur called, and an   hit the river. O'Donnell bet the river and was called, but both had queens with a bad kicker and chopped it.

06/14/14 07:51:42 PM PST
 
Hands #159-165
 

Hand #159: Alex Bilokur made it 100,000 and Matt O'Donnell folded.

Hand #160: Matt O'Donnell made it 100,000 and Alex Bilokur called. The flop came     and Bilokur checked. O'Donnell made it 130,000 and Bilokur folded.

Hand #161: Alex Bilokur made it 100,000 and Matt O'Donnell re-raised, making it 250,000. Bilokur called and the flop came    . Both players checked to the   turn. They checked again and the   came on the river. O'Donnell checked and Bilokur bet 175,000. O'Donnell called with    to win it as Bilokur had   .

Hand #162: Matt O'Donnell made it 100,000 and Alex Bilokur re-raised to 250,000. O'Donnell called and the flop came    . Bilokur bet 175,000 and O'Donnell folded.

Hand #163: Alex Bilokur gave Matt O'Donnell a walk.

Hand #164: Matt O'Donnell gave Alex Bilokur a walk.

Hand #165: Alex Bilokur limped the small blind and Matt O'Donnell checked. The flop came    . O'Donnell bet 75,000 and Bilokur called to see the   turn. O'Donnell bet 200,000 and Bilokur called. The river brought the   and O'Donnell checked.

Bilokur bet 480,000 and O'Donnell folded.

06/14/14 07:39:58 PM PST
 
Level 26 started
 
Level: 26 Blinds: 25000/50000 Ante: 0
06/14/14 07:38:45 PM PST
 
O'Donnell Wins With Nines
 

Hand #152: Matt O'Donnell raised and won the pot.

Hand #153: Alex Bilokur limped in, and O'Donnell checked. They checked down the       board, and    took the pot for Bilokur.

Hand #154: Bilokur got a walk.

Hand #155: Bilokur called, and O'Donnell checked. They checked the       board to the river, when Bilokur bet 80,000 and won.

Hand #156: O'Donnell raised from the button and won.

Hand #157: Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell checked. O'Donnell check-called 80,000 on the     flop, and they both checked the  . On the   river, they checked again. O'Donnell's    was good with a pair of sevens.

Hand #158: O'Donnell raised to 125,000, and Bilokur called. On fourth street, the board was      and Bilokur bet 185,000. O'Donnell called to see the   river. Two checks followed. O'Donnell's    was good.

06/14/14 07:34:02 PM PST
 
Hands #149-151: Bilokur Doubles Again
 

Hand #149: Alex Bilokur called and Matt O'Donnell raised, making it 100,000. Bilokur called and the flop came    . Both checked to the   where Bilokur bet 100,000 and O'Donnell called. The river was the   and Bilokur bet 275,000. O'Donnell called. Bilokur showed    for two pair, but O'Donnel had    and a set.

Hand #150: Matt O'Donnell made it 80,000 and Alex Bilokur re-raised to 225,000. O'Donnell folded.

Hand #151: Alex Bilokur made it 80,000 and Matt O'Donnell called. The flop was    . Bilokur bet 80,000, O'Donnell check-raised to 235,000 and Bilokur called. The turn was the   and O'Donnell made it 630,000. Bilokur moved all in for a little more and O'Donnell called.

Bilokur held    for trips and O'Donnell was on a draw with   . The   river ensured the double for Bilokur.

Matt O'Donnell2,700,000-500,000
Alex Bilokur2,100,000500,000
06/14/14 07:20:39 PM PST
 
Hands #143-148
 

Hand #143: Alex Bilokur called from the small blind and Matt O'Donnell checked. Bilokur bet 60,000 on fourth with a board of      and was called. O'Donnell won with    after they both checked the  .

Hand #144: Bilokur got a walk.

Hand #145: Bilokur took the pot with a preflop raise.

Hand #146: O'Donnell raised to 100,000 and was called. Both players checked the     flop, and a   arrived. Bilokur bet 110,000, O'Donnell popped it to 410,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #147: O'Donnell got a walk.

Hand #148: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and was called. They checked to the river on the       board, and Bilokur bet 105,000. O'Donnell called, and Bilokur's    won.

06/14/14 07:14:10 PM PST
 
Hands #140-142: Bilokur Doubles Up
 

Alex Bilokur

Hand #140: Alex Bilokur limped the small blind and Matt O'Donnell raised, making it 120,000 total. Bilokur called and the flop came down    . O'Donnell bet out 80,000 and Bilokur folded.

Hand #141: Matt O'Donnell made it 80,000 and Alex Bilokur folded.

Hand #142: Alex Bilokur called from the small blind and Matt O'Donnell checked. The flop was the    . O'Donnell bet 60,000 and Bilokur called. The turn was the  . O'Donnell bet 140,000 and Bilokur raised it to 280,000. O'Donnell potted it and Bilokur called all in for 695,000. It was call   r against    for O'Donnell and after the   river, Bilokur doubled up.

Matt O'Donnell3,200,000-1,100,000
Alex Bilokur1,600,0001,100,000
06/14/14 07:04:34 PM PST
 
Hands #132-139
 

Hand #132: Matt O'Donnell got a walk.

Hand #133: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and was called by Alex Bilokur. After two checks, the board read     , and Bilokur bet 80,000. O'Donnell folded.

Hand #134: O'Donnell got a walk.

Hand #135: O'Donnell raised and took.

Hand #136: Bilokur raised to 80,000 and won.

Hand #137: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and Bilokur called. On the     flop, O'Donnell's 80,000 bet was raised to 225,000. O'Donnell folded.

Hand #138: O'Donnell reraised to 180,000 and was called after Bilokur raised to 80,000. He continuation-bet the raggedy flop and won.

Hand #139: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and was called. On the     flop, Bilokur checked, O'Donnell bet 80,000, and Bilokur raised to 200,000. He took the pot when O'Donnell folded.

06/14/14 06:55:06 PM PST
 
Hands #123-131
 

Matt O'Donnell

Hand #123: Matt O'Donnell made it 80,000 and Alex Bilokur folded.

Hand #124: Alex Bilokur made it 80,000 and Matt O'Donnell folded.

Hand #125: Matt O'Donnell made it 80,000 and Alex Bilokur raised to 205,000. O'Donnell folded.

Hand #126: Alex Bilokur made it 85,000 and Matt O'Donnell folded.

Hand #127: Matt O'Donnell made it 80,000 and Alex Bilokur folded.

Hand #128: Alex Bilokur gave Matt O'Donnell a walk.

Hand #129: Matt O'Donnell made it 80,000 and Alex Bilokur re-raised, making it 205,000. O'Donnell fired back, making it 615,000. Bilokur folded.

Hand #130: Alex Bilokur gave Matt O'Donnell a walk.

Hand #131: Matt O'Donnell raised to 80,000. Alex Bilokur called and the flop came    . Bilokur checked and O'Donnell bet 80,000. Bilokur called and checked the   turn. O'Donnell bet 200,000 and Bilokur folded.

06/14/14 06:45:10 PM PST
 
Hands #116-122
 

Hand #116: Alex Bilokur called, and Matt O'Donnell checked. O'Donnell check-called 65,000 on the     flop. A   turned, and O'Donnell checked, Bilokur bet 130,000, and O'Donnell folded.

Hand #117: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and was called. A monotone flop hit:    , and two checks ensued. On the   turn, Bilokur bet and won.

Hand #118: Bilokur limped and folded to a raise.

Hand #119: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and won the pot.

Hand #120: Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell checked. Bilokur bet 70,000 on the     flop and won.

Hand #121: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and won.

Hand #122: O'Donnell got a walk.

06/14/14 06:37:50 PM PST
 
Level 25 started
 
Level: 25 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 0
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